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Lebanese ill-gotten gains : Sherpa alongside the Collectif des Victimes des Pratiques Frauduleuses et Criminelles au Liban, filed a complaint before the Public Prosecutor in Luxembourg.


Paris, December 22, 2021 – Given the terrible crisis in Lebanon and the investigations opened in France and Switzerland to shed light on the ill-gotten gains of Lebanese leaders, Sherpa and the Collectif filed a new complaint on December 16, 2021 before the Luxembourg public prosecutor’s office.

This complaint focuses on the suspicious conditions under which private and public Lebanese officials have acquired huge assets over the past few years, mainly by using offshore structures and owning Luxembourg companies.

The ultimate objective of this new procedure, which follows on from the initial complaints filed by Sherpa in 2007, is the restitution of assets to the looted Lebanese population.

This complaint will make it possible to highlight the offence of money laundering and the liability of Luxembourg intermediaries who participated in the misappropriation of assets. It will also highlight the systemic use of financial arrangements by corrupt political leaders to conceal the origin and destination of their funds.

Sherpa and the Collectif are therefore expecting the Luxembourg justice system to cooperate and determine the responsibilities of the various Luxembourg intermediaries who may be involved in the reported facts, and whose actions are directly linked to the humanitarian disaster that the Lebanese people are currently experiencing.

For more information: presse@asso-sherpa.org

Last modified: 1 December 2022